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Boil water notice lifted

The City of Oxford sent out a statement that the Boil Water alert, issued by the Mississippi State ...

Harmontown Man Arrested for Sexual Assault of Minor


Harmontown man charged with attempted sexual battery, molesting of minor

On Dec 4, deputies from the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a sexual assault ...

Oxford Utilities GM Cites Human Error in E. Coli Detection, Affecting Local Commerce


Updated results expected Saturday after E. coli found in Oxford water samples

Boil water advisory still in effect Rob Neely, general manager of Oxford Utilities, has released a statement regarding ...

Oxford Water Advisory Hits Local Businesses, Kroger Halts Fresh Produce Sales


Here’s what you need to know so far about businesses affected by the Oxford water advisory

The boil-water alert in Oxford is having far-reaching effects beyond the tap, severely impacting local businesses and services. ...

Oxford boil water notice


Oxford under boil-water alert; 14,650 customers affected

The city of Oxford is currently under a boil-water advisory following the detection of contamination in the municipal ...

Oxford’s Weekend Weather Whiplash: Warmth, Severe Storms, and Cold Snap


Oxford’s weekend weather whiplash

Warmth, severe storms and cold snap this weekend A significant weather shift awaits Oxford residents this weekend as ...

Ole Miss Pre Dental Society Adopt a Street in Oxford, MS map


Ole Miss Pre-Dental Society joins Oxford’s Adopt-a-Street program

The University of Mississippi’s Pre-Dental Society has officially partnered with the city of Oxford in the Adopt-a-Street program, ...

Oxford High School Marks Pearl Harbor Anniversary with Stirring Tribute


Oxford High School marks Pearl Harbor anniversary with stirring tribute

Oxford High School is marking the Pearl Harbor attack anniversary with a unique and poignant tribute. On school ...

OPD Donation Drive


OPD collects donations for needy

On Friday, Dec. 8, from 3-7 p.m., the Oxford Police Department will be collecting donations for Commodores Care ...


Oxford Aldermen Unanimously Pass $9M Bond for Police Department, Pool Improvements

In a unanimous decision, the Oxford Board of Aldermen approved a resolution at their Dec. 5 meeting to ...


Ho! Ho! Ho! 2023 Oxford Christmas parade gallery

A well-lit Waffle House restaurant at night, featuring a glowing yellow sign above, Christmas decorations visible through the window, and a clear view of the interior from the outside.


Waffle House brawl clip stirs social media

The Waffle House in Oxford was the scene of an early Sunday morning melee, drawing significant attention on ...

Jerry Griffin: A Life Devoted to Conservation and Community, Leaves an Enduring Legacy


Jerry Griffin: A life devoted to conservation and community, leaves enduring legacy

Jerry Ward Griffin, 72, of Starkville, passed away Nov. 30, 2023, at Oktibbeha County Hospital. Born July 31, ...

Lafayette County Man Arrested for Weapon Possession


Lafayette County man arrested for weapon possession

A traffic stop on Highway 6 by the Oxford Police Department led to the arrest of Jeffrey Wilkins, ...


3 things happening this weekend

The Great Benjamin’s Circus is in town with shows Friday and Saturday at 4;30 p.m. and Sunday at ...

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Mississippi Governor’s School seeking high school scholars, applications due Dec. 15

  By Robert Scott Mississippi University for Women is seeking the best and brightest rising juniors and seniors ...


Familiar faces pay it forward to next generation of student-athletes

Ole Miss Athletics Foundation strategies result in banner year of support from former players By Bill Dabney The ...


MHP releases Thanksgiving travel period summary

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued 6,766 citations, made 109 arrests for impaired driving and investigated 169 crashes resulting ...


CPA firms join forces to benefit The Pantry through ‘Days of Service’

The Mississippi Society of CPAs (MSCPA) held its annual statewide Days of Service 2023 Nov. 6-17. This was ...


Drought conditions impact Christmas tree farmers

By Susan Collins-Smith MSU Extension Service Michael May expects to see tree growth impacted for at least the ...


Domestic disturbance call results in a death, suspect arrest

Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office 911 center received a call last night at approximately 8:34 pm about a potential ...


Early morning structure fire in Lafayette County, occupants escaped unharmed

Lafayette County Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 3:48 a.m. Thanksgiving morning on CR 369, ...

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